RCHS Students Celebrate Women’s History Month

Sarah Siddiqui, Staff Reporter

Every year, women in America celebrate National Women’s History Month in March. Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, art, culture, and society and was first observed in 1987. This month means a lot to many women around the country, and it’s essential for young girls to see women are important to society. 

 

RCHS Senior Cayla Mathias said, “Women’s History Month is important because everyone deserves recognition! Sometimes as women, we do not get recognized for our hard work and accomplishments! It’s super important because we get to reflect on accomplishments made by women in our history and how they paved a way to the society we live in today.” 

 

Junior Amari Campell said, “It gives young women the chance to learn about representation they didn’t know they had.” Campell also said, “I look up to Maya Angelou and her writings. I started reading her work at age 7, it gave me the confidence to be a black woman unapologetically.” 

 

During Women’s History Month, we recognize the women we look up to! These women have inspired us to work towards our dreams and pushed us to fight for what we believed in. 

 

Junior Mylene Maranan said, “One woman I look up to is Patsy Takemoto Mink. She was the first woman of color elected to Congress and I’m inspired by her work towards gender equality.”

 

Women’s History Month is important because young girls can look up to influential women who have achieved similar goals to theirs. 

 

Women all across the country celebrate Women’s History Month and it is important to observe this month and women’s achievements! RCHS 

 

Senior Cayla Mathias also says “Remember to thank the women around you! They work hard!”